The Ministry of Defence of Bosnia and Herzegovina, together with the three Lead nations representatives in Bosnia and Herzegovina (the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Croatia), and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) held a Joint Press Conference on Thursday 25 October in Sarajevo on the occasion of the visit of the Lead nations representatives and NATO international staff from Brussels. The Deputy Minister of Defence of Bosnia and Herzegovina announced that the final number of beneficiaries of the NATO/PfP Trust Fund Programme was 3,261 persons, including members of Armed Forces who were dismissed in earlier processes of reduction and haven’t been involved in other programmes of assistance.

The Chief of the Mission of IOM, Ms. Regina Boucault, reiterated that members of Armed Forces can get assistance within the NATO Trust Fund in the form of education for launching or expansion of an existing business, assistance in self-employment, agriculture, counselling, as well as finding other adequate and available programmes to facilitate sustainable inclusion of the NATO Trust Fund beneficiaries into civilian life.